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Workshop on Improvisation Mixtur 2016, with Alvin Curran: Musics without borders

Festival Mixtur, in collaboration with Fabra i Coats – Fàbrica de Creació, opens the application for the Workshop on Improvisation Mixtur 2016 as part of the Festival Mixtur 2016, which will take place in Barcelona from April 21st to the 1st of May. The workshop will be directed by the composer and improviser Alvin Curran. The deadline for the applying is December 7th 2015.

EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION UNTIL EARLY 2016 - Check here all the details and make the apply to participate in the Workshop on Improvisation 2016

General program

The workshop will be held in 3 working sessions the 27th, 28th and 29th of April from 10am to 2pm and a final concert on the 30th at 12.30pm as part of the official program of the Festival Mixtur 2016.
Alvin Curran will adapt the contents of the workshop depending on the number of participants and the instruments they will play, as well as depending on the space (acoustics, dimensions, etc.). Some possible aspects to be addressed are the movement of musicians thru space during the performance (inside and outside the hall), techniques of guided improvisation, several aspects of vocal and instrumental improvisation, etc.

Who can participate?

This Workshop is aimed at musicians playing any instrument (voice included), whether students or professionals, regardless of age or nationality, interested in musical creation through improvisation.

All the participants must come with their own instruments including amplifiers, pedals and other elements. There will be a piano at the disposal of the workshop, and the organization may provide some material for the participants if they ask for it (in the Application Form) and depending on the available resources.


  • Active participants: 135€
  • Participants listeners: 80€

Registration includes free access to all Festival Mixtur 2016 activities, for both active students and listeners.

The organization will contact the selected participants during January 2016, asking them to confirm their registration by paying the fee and sending to the certification of the money transfer. Failure to respond within the prescribed time limit will cause shifting the selection to the next participant on the waiting list.